Socio-economic statistics for Little Ouse, Norfolk

Socio-economic statistics for Little Ouse, Norfolk
Socio-economic statistics for Little Ouse, Norfolk

If you are thinking of moving to Little Ouse or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Little Ouse to figures for Norfolk and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Little Ouse is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Little Ouse Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Little Ouse are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Little Ouse has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountrySt EdmundsburyEngland
United Kingdom91.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU4.6%9.4%

Little Ouse Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Little Ouse as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Little Ouse is also older than the average, making Little Ouse a older persons location.

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AgeSt EdmundsburyEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6%
Age 65 to 7410.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age4139.3
Median Age4139

Little Ouse Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Little Ouse has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Little Ouse is a relatively affluent area.

TenureSt EdmundsburyEngland
Owned33.7%30.6%
Mortgage33.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%8.3%
Private Rented12.9%15.4%
Other2%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Little Ouse General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Little Ouse. The percentage of residents in Little Ouse rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Little Ouse rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Little Ouse is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthSt EdmundsburyEngland
Very Good47.33%47.17%
Good35.72%34.22%
Fair12.68%13.12%
Bad3.33%4.25%
Very Bad0.93%1.25%

Little Ouse Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Little Ouse and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationSt EdmundsburyEngland
No Qualifications22.4%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 217.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 424.6%27.4%
Other5.3%5.7%

Little Ouse Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Little Ouse is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Little Ouse is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Little Ouse are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Little Ouse is both lower than the average for Suffolk and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Little Ouse than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSt EdmundsburySuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.2%11.3%13.5%

Little Ouse rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Little Ouse Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner.

GradeSt EdmundsburyEngland
AB21.76%22.96%
C131.12%30.92%
C223.22%20.64%
DE23.90%25.49%

What is the population of Little Ouse and West Suffolk?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in West Suffolk including Little Ouse. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
West Suffolk Total0



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.


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